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Mariah Carey’s greatest hip hop collabs

If you haven’t heard yet, our favourite five-octave falsetto queen Mariah Carey will be joining the Camp Hall Of Fame alongside the likes of Britney and Cher by starting her residency at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas next week. Although we <i>might not</i> be able to make it to the golden palace of dreams, …

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Cassius Clay, Here I Come: Bob Dylan and Boxing

Fightland Blog<p>Back in 1961, a record exec named Lou Levy took Bob Dylan to Jack Dempsey’s restaurant on 58th and Broadway in New York to introduce the folk musician to the legendary boxer. Dylan recalls the encounter in his 2004 autobiography, Chronicles, Volume One.<p>Dempsey sized up the young man …

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats Manny Pacquiao

Photos from Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s victory by unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 2, 2015.

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: A look at the trainers

A look at the rival trainers, Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Freddie Roach, who will be in the corners of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on Saturday in Las Vegas.<p><b>Freddie Roach</b><p>Roach and Pacquiao first teamed up 14 years ago; the Mayweather bout will be their 31st fight together.<p>"Yes, it's the …

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For those who've fought both Pacquiao and Mayweather, it's a tough call

Only five people know what it's like to be in the ring with both Floyd Mayweather and<p>Manny Pacquiao. A sixth name will be added to that exclusive list Saturday when Kenny Bayless becomes the first referee to step between the two boxers before the start of their welterweight world title fight at the …

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Four people who will play a big role in the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Most gamblers are expecting the<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiaofight on Saturday to go the full 12 rounds.<p>Once the bell rings, four men will play a crucial role in the bout.<p>Here's a quick look at the referee, and the three judges who will score the fight at ringside.<p><b>Referee Kenny Bayless</b><p>Bayless, …

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Mayweather-Pacquiao: Nichols, Beadle credential situations cause stir

The craze for tickets to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight had a related frenzy: the push for a media credential.<p>On Saturday, two high-profile reporters, CNN's Rachel Nichols and HBO's Michelle Beadle, posted on Twitter that they were being denied credentials to the fight by …

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: L.A. fans pull for local hero with 'good heart'

Beyond his appeal as the churchgoing underdog and big-hearted Nice Guy in Saturday's bout, it is boxer Manny Pacquiao's local ties that cement the loyalty of many Angelenos — even if more than a few doubted he could win the big fight.<p>Their affection was on display in crowded bars, living rooms and …

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Will the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout affect future of boxing in the U.S.?

The attention and big money surrounding Saturday's megabout between<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.andManny Pacquiaohas masked the fact that boxing is struggling to become more than a niche sport in the United States.<p>As a result, many boxing officials are hoping the record pay-per-view numbers and a …

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Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao hope to have right strategies for bout

Floyd Mayweather's lifetime of training in the craft of boxing, and<p>Manny Pacquiao's two-months-long cramming session on the ring habits of Mayweather will decide their fight Saturday.<p>Mayweather (47-0, 26 knockouts) and his trainer/father,<p>Floyd Mayweather Sr., haven't heaped great respect on …

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Manny Pacquiao fights for the Filipino

Nothing connects my extended, multigenerational Filipino family — grandparents, aunts and uncles; cousins, nephews and nieces here in the United States and back in the Philippines — quite like Manny Pacquiao.<p>Indeed, nothing connects all Filipinos (about 100 million in the Philippines and 14 million …

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Mike Tyson: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is 'delusional,' not greater than Ali

Floyd Mayweather Jr. thinks he's the greatest boxer of all time, even better than Muhammad Ali.<p>Mike Tyson thinks Mayweather is "delusional."<p>Surely, many people agree with Tyson's assessment, although it's kind of tough to follow his argument after that initial point.<p>"He's very delusional," Tyson …

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: The Times' experts pick the winner

The Times' boxing experts weigh in on who will win Saturday's mega-fight between undefeated<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.andManny Pacquiao. Mayweather is the betting favorite, but as you will see,<p>our opinions are divided about the outcome.<p><b>Bill Dwyre</b><p>Pacquiao wins a shocker. He hurts, and eventually TKO's …

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Waiter has a hand in Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao matchup

For one West Hollywood waiter, his grand dream has been realized by the making of<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s long-awaited fight withManny Pacquiao.<p>Last year, Gabriel Salvador, a waiter at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood, reconnected with<p>Leslie Moonves, the chief executiveCBS Corp.who frequented the …

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Bob Arum blasts Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s arena entertainment plan

It's one fight that doesn't need more fireworks to draw attention to it, but with fans spending so much for a seat, why not maximize the arena entertainment?<p>Promoter Bob Arum said Friday he sought to bring a more attention-grabbing arena show to Saturday's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight …

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Justin Bieber bumped Showtime exec from a Floyd Mayweather photo op

Finally, after all these years, Showtime Executive Vice President Stephen Espinoza was on stage with the two fighters he'd spent more than half a decade of his life trying to get in the ring together.<p>Floyd MayweatherandManny Pacquiao.<p>After the famed boxers participated in the long-awaited …

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Pacquiao and Mayweather fight over rejected drug-testing penalty

Manny Pacquiao's business manager said Thursday that Floyd Mayweather Jr.has declined to enter into an agreement between the fighters that would result in a $5 million penalty should either submit a dirty drug test.<p>"I'm a little puzzled and a little dismayed that they wouldn't agree to something …

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